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Doctor says dad who killed kids is insane, defense rests


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina father charged with killing his five children was insane at the time of the slayings, a psychiatrist testified Friday — the final defense witness but the first to say that about the defendant.

Lawyers defending Timothy Jones Jr. called more than two dozen witnesses, including friends, relatives and mental health experts, over seven days. The defense rested its case Friday.

The friends and family testified about a doting father devastated after his marriage fell apart. Jones turned to alcohol and drugs and felt guilty because of his fervent religiou...

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